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Subject: Re: [Boost-users] LLVM bitcode for Boost libraries?
From: degski (degski_at_[hidden])
Date: 2018-11-30 06:03:26

On Thu, 29 Nov 2018 at 18:09, Osman Zakir via Boost-users <
boost-users_at_[hidden]> wrote:

> And what about how to generate LLVM bitcode for Boost libraries? Can I do
> it with the bootstrapper tool that comes with the Boost distribution when
> we download Boost source files?

 I'm cross-posting this from the cfe-dev list [I know nothing about this,
just that the questions seem to be the same]

Date: Thu, 29 Nov 2018 09:48:58 +0100
From: Alex Denisov via cfe-dev <cfe-dev_at_[hidden]>
To: David Greene <dag_at_[hidden]>
Cc: "cfe-dev_at_[hidden]" <cfe-dev_at_[hidden]>
Subject: Re: [cfe-dev] Getting LLVM IR from clang
Message-ID: <268D2CEC-AFC2-4F32-94FE-E445E882A00D_at_[hidden]>
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Hi David,

There are at least two robust ways to get the Bitcode/IR:

1. LTO. You can enable link-time optimization by adding -flto compiler
flags, in the end all object files (*.o) will in fact be bitcode files.

> file gmock.dir/
    gmock.dir/ LLVM bitcode, wrapper x86_6

2. Embedded bitcode. Clang 3.9 and higher has an option -fembed-bitcode.
When enabled, the resulting executable will contain additional section
containing bitcode.
You can use this great tool[1] to extract the bitcode from an executable.

Both approaches produce bitcode (binary format), if you need IR
(human-readable format), then you can post-process the bitcode by running
llvm-dis against each bitcode file.

I hope it helps.


> On 28. Nov 2018, at 23:22, David Greene via cfe-dev <
cfe-dev_at_[hidden]> wrote:
> How do I get the LLVM IR produced by clang? I know that -emit-llvm
> produces IR but it seems to be after processing by LLVM (things are
> optimized out, for example). Is there an "official" way to get the IR
> coming right out of clang's codegen? I can do a hack with -mllvm
> -print-before-all but that's icky.
> Thanks!
> -David
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